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The Beginner’s Guide to Area Rugs

The Beginner’s Guide to Area Rugs

If you’re in the process of giving your home an interior design makeover, or you’re simply looking for some new décor, an area rug is a great place to start. Whether you have carpeted floors and want to add some colour, or you feel like covering some large wooden floors, an area rug is the answer. The term ‘area rug’ is thrown around quite a bit these days, but what does it actually mean? In today’s blog post, we’ll give you all the info you need about area rugs.

What is an area rug?

It makes sense to start at the beginning with a definition. Put very simply, an area rug is essentially synonymous with the term ‘large rug’. It’s a rug that’s usually bigger than a standard one (if such a thing exists), and will generally be used to cover large areas of floor. For example, if you have a lounge or living room with lino or wooden floors, you may want to break up the colour scheme a little by introducing a colourful area rug. The great thing about area rugs is that they can really be used anywhere, and come in countless designs.

The materials used to create area rugs

Just like any other type of rug, there are a number of different materials used to create area rugs. For example, wool is a very common natural fibre, while polyester is one of the most popular synthetic materials used to create are rugs. Neither type is better than the other, it quite simply comes down to a matter of choice., In addition to the type of material used to manufacture an area rug, the pile is also important. You can choose from shaggy rugs, flat-woven rugs, as well as heavy and lightweight rugs too. Area rugs are one of the most diverse forms of interior décor.

A style to suit every taste

Area rugs can be found in a number of different styles and aesthetics, meaning you’re really spoiled for choice. Just at the very top level of area rug availability, you’ll find traditional rugs, funky rugs, plain rugs, kids’ rugs and more. And beyond that you can discover designs and patterns inspired by historical designs out of India and China, along with more contemporary designs inspired by modern art. In some ways, area rugs are an art form unto themselves – and it’s up to you to find the perfect area rug for your home.

Need a little help finding the ideal area rug? Explore Rugs Direct today or simply call our friendly team for some free advice.



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